The Intricate Fight for Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

The Intricate Fight for Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent tour in Africa was meant to be a game changer, not only in terms of Russia’s relations with the continent, but in the global power struggle involving the US, Europe, China, India, Turkey and others. Many media reports and analyses placed Lavrov’s visit to Egypt, the Republic of Congo,…

Regular Scandals with the Blue Helmets in Africa Are a Sign of their Failure

Regular Scandals with the Blue Helmets in Africa Are a Sign of their Failure

Unfortunately, protests against the Blue Helmets in Africa discrediting the UN peacekeeping activities are becoming a common occurrence. Thus, during the meeting of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Central African Republic once again raised the question of the efficiency of the Blue Helmets’ presence in this country, pointing out the repeated…

Africa is Waiting

Africa is Waiting

Over the last few days, a number of interesting but apparently unrelated events have occurred which are, in fact, a sign of important changes in international relations. July 21 saw the publication of an Order of the President of the Russian Federation: “On the organizing committee responsible for the preparations for and holding of the…

Africa Remains at the Center of a 21st Century Cold War

Africa Remains at the Center of a 21st Century Cold War

Several geopolitical powers are seeking to enhance their influence and cooperation with the continent of Africa. United States President Joe Biden announced during July that he would host a summit with African leaders at the White House in December. This announcement by Biden comes in the aftermath of several important political developments which have exposed…

Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Long gone is the time when France could leverage its network of influence in “Françafrique” to turn hearts and minds against its geopolitical opponents like Russia, not to mention the ease with which it was previously able to pull off countless coups there for protecting its interests. Instead, all that its head of state can…